At the age of nineteen, he became a member of a group who gathered to discuss the interpretations of religious and philosophical views. The triumph of conservatism in government and education led Marx to hurry to complete his university work. Marx received his doctoral degree in 1841.
In October 1842, Marx turned to journalism and he became editor of a newspaper in Cologne. In the paper, he defended the wine-growing peasants against the wood-theft laws, and expressed his growing awareness of economic issues. This is where he first thought of the idea of physical force overthrowing physical force. Marx later said that this led him to move from pure politics to socialism.
After this event, Marx married his longtime girlfriend, Jenny von Westphalia, a member of the aristocracy, and they went to Paris for Marx to study socialism. While in Paris, Marx met Friedrich Engels with whom he began a lifelong friendship. In 1845 Marx left France after the Prussian government ordered him to. Marx went to Brussels with Engels where he sketched his theory of history. There they wrote German Ideology, which was not published until 1932. They then joined a communistic society called the League of Communists. When the society met in London in 1847, Marx and Engels were both present. There they wrote the Communist Manifesto. ...
The paper was then suppressed, and Marx was prosecuted for disloyalty and expelled from Prussia. He then went to England.
Marx lived the last thirty-four years of his life in England. Living in Soho, he and his family lived off the money that Engels sent them. Most of his time was spent reading newspapers in the British museum or writing at home. Three of his six children died. In 1864 Marx again became active in politics. He organized the International Working Men's Association and served as the head of the general council (Haralambos, Michael, Sociology, 98,100). With and improvement in fortune in his last years, he looked for help with his declining health all around Europe and then returned to England no better off than he had been. Marx died on March 14, 1883, in London, and was buried at the Highgate Cemetery.
Marx and Capitalism: Role of Capital and the Bourgeoisie
Karl Marx is considered to be a historian, a philosopher, a political thinker, and an Economist amongst other things. There is a standard misconception that Marx had no idea of economics, by contrast he was quite the economist, and was able to layout the transition of capitalism to communism in a very logical and understanding way. The transition of capitalism arises through three core factors: the philosophy behind the capitalist system, the economic and the political part of it (Karl Marx And F. Engels, The Communist Manifesto, 140,142).
Marx outlined the philosophical aspects, which outline the transition; Marx believed that every aspect of society could be characterizes as a thesis, whilst its contradictory other characterized as an antithesis. Marx believed that by refining